ARGOS is an open platform for Data Management Planning (DMP), supporting researchers to meet Research Data Management policies and practices in the research workflow. The name "ARGOS" derives from Greek mythology and recalls both the hundred-eyed giant, Argus Panoptes, and Argus (Argonaut) builder of Argos, a solid but rapid ship crossing the Mediterranean.
Finally, ARGOS allows funders, institutions and infrastructures to create model machine actionable templates that define desired RDM rules applied to described data.
ARGOS can also be used to prepare and work on DMP templates validated with funders/institutions or can be deployed by admins or research managers to build their own DMP templates from scratch.
As an end-user:
1.Navigating you to be "as open as possible, as closed as necessary" during the research workflow.
ARGOS guides the researchers in answering ethical and legal questions, adding licencing to dataset, providing guidance and support when requested. The publication of Data Management Plans clarify who owns data, what type of data is produced, where published or where the not published are archived, and why. The DMPs has steps connected to the research workflow: from the ideation (hypothesis, proposal of which data will be collected), deviations/mitigation plans (when the research must take different directions from the initial plan), and the end of the projects (publication or embargo of datasets).
2.Enhancing FAIR to DMPs, metadata, datasets.
ARGOS is available both from the OpenAIRE Service Catalogue and the EOSC Marketplace Catalogue, enhancing the findability and accessibility of machine actionable DMPs in EOSC, the European Open Science Cloud. It uses controlled vocabularies to enhance standardization of input and provides a collection of the most complete APIs for RDM information to make DMPs completion easier. Moreover, ARGOS shares DMP metadata and creates links visible in the Research Graph, and is connected with Zenodo, useful to publish DMPs and datasets and obtain a DOI to be cited in publications.
3.Helping DMPs exploitation and decision-making in RDM.
ARGOS utilizes information inferred from more than 12.000 trusted sources that OpenAIRE harvests and ensures the communication of acquired DMP knowledge with research funders, institutions and researchers. That way it helps researchers and research managers to comply with the different RDM requests. In addition, ARGOS works with research funders and research institutions to validate the DMPs templates provided through its collection. Funders and Research Institutions can also monitor the progression of the research workflow from the updates in the DMPs provided by the users in real-time, through other OpenAIRE services such as the Monitor, and the Research Graph.
Have a look at this demo session the occur during the Open Science FAIR in September this year.
ARGOS Factsheet: https://www.openaire.eu/factsheet-argos/view-documentARGOS user guide: https://argos.openaire.eu/user-guide